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    Mattisyahu Singer
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    My wife, our son, and I are moving from Israel to Passaic, NJ in mid-July. We have been told that the best shul for relatively-new baaley tzhuva is either PTI or BTU. Can someone please advise? Thanks.

    #1732733

    Joseph
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    Passaic has squeaky pastures.

    #1732751

    Mattisyahu Singer
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    Joseph, not sure what that exactly means. Can you please explain? Thanks.

    #1732765

    ☕️coffee addict
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    Hatzlacha on your move and your growth in yiddishkeit

    #1732738

    613gersh
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    Prob more PTI, BTU used to be more BT friendly but that was like 20 years ago (before it became an older more established place), regardless most of Passaic is pretty nice and just abt any shul would work for your fam. I would not get set on any one shul before u move in, once you are here hop around till u find one u like.

    #1732749

    Undercover Bochur
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    I live in Passaic and daven in BTU. I love the Passaic community, a great vibe of a thriving Jewish community but not an overload of gashmius. Has one “minyan factory”, seasons supermarket, 2 pizza shops, a few reasturants, a bagel shop, sock store and right near teaneck and monsey. BTU has a much more assimilated yeshivish balei tshuva crowd (most people you wouldn’t be ale to tell) and the TIF (tiferes Israel) has a much more out of town feel (colored shirts, etc.).

    #1732761

    Alex613
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    If you would like to be part of a Yeshiva with mostly baalei teshuva for working people and learning on similar levels to major Yeshivos out there, Yeshiva Ner Boruch-PTI would be for you, BTU is not a Yeshiva but has many shiurim, learning sedarim including Daf Hashavua being a major impact there. It also depends where in town you are moving to and how long want to walk to on Shabbos. Pti is on Passaic Avenue closer to Clifton, BTU is on aycrigg avenue, closer to the Yeshiva Gedola, and the Passaic Clifton Community Kollel is there at night ssder

    #1732785

    Joseph
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    Which shul is the one with the YU rabbi with the long beard, Mishpacha columnist, that the shul used to be Conservative?

    #1732794

    613gersh
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    @joseph
    That’s the ahavas

    #1732797

    Mattisyahu Singer
    Participant

    I was told that the Ahavas is not really a Shul for families but it is instead a place with around-the-clock minyan.

    #1732800

    Joseph
    Participant

    And where does the Ahavas fit into the spectrum (i.e. what types frequent it)?

    #1733286

    Yabia Omer
    Participant

    No he’s referring to Beis Sholom

    #1733294

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Kehilas Beis Sholom is in Clifton, not Passaic.

    #1733296

    Sy G
    Participant

    I’ve Davened and Lained at PTI for 4 years, as well as attended many of their daily shiurim. PTI has advanced over the years by leaps and bounds and has grown in its Torah as well as its atmosphere of אהבה אחוה ורעות.
    Rabbi Shlomo Singer, the Rov, is very approachable.

    #1733345

    yitzchokm
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    Ahvas is a shul for the entire family. The minyon factory is just secondary.

    @joseph
    The type of people that are “hashkafaicly” aligned to the mishpocha magazine frequent his shul.

    #1733382

    Joseph
    Participant

    YitzchokM: How would you describe the hashkafa of those aligned to Mishpacha/Ahavas? I would tend to assume left of center from a Chareidi perspective, but just wanted to make sure I understood you correctly.

    #1733403

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    …asks a man who thinks of neturei karta as center.

    #1733413

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    Undercover – I thought seasons closed down.

    Yitzchok- agreed, thank you for clarifying

    #1733432

    Joseph
    Participant

    Syag: Please give a few examples of “Chareidi Left-Wing”, in your opinion. TY

    #1746328

    Mattisyahu Singer
    Participant

    Yitzchokm, sorry you have it backwards. IMHO, the main feature of the Ahavas is the minyan factory. I tried the main Shabbos morning minyan twice and there were less than 50 men each time. Seems more like a place for convenience.

    #1746617

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    “Undercover – I thought seasons closed down.“

    It did but someone bought it and reopened it

    #1746788

    Undercover Bochur
    Participant

    Just to clarify, Ahavas is known more for the “minyan factory” convenience. Yes, people do daven there on Shabbos and call it their shul but it is known for ’round the clock minyanim.

    In terms of seasons, it never closed down and its still around. They declared bankruptcy but stayed open thought.

    #1747927

    anonymous Jew
    Participant

    Isn’t this topic L’H? What is the difference between a restaurant review and a community review? It’s just an anonymous, non halachic, opinion of a community

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